statement / BIO

Ray Easley

My recent work is grounded in the exaggeration of the human form. Application, texture and layering of material are paramount to the growth of my work. The uses of discarded material found on my studio floor influence me, specifically to the playfulness of representing the physical aspects of the human form. I am interested in a response to the experimentation of multiple mediums that construct portraiture/ busts of ambiguous characters. The result to my studio process of using obscure materials to create form fluctuate the viewer from shapeless to representational to gain significance between suggestive and indecipherable.

Ray Easley was raised in N.W. Arkansas, received his B.A. at the University of Houston, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014 with a M.F.A. He currently works out of his studio in Fall River, WI.